Test Tools and Functionality

The test tools below are available to candidates sitting the test at a test centre. Becoming familiar with these essential tools may save yourself valuable time on your test day.

This functionality is also explained in the Tour Tutorial.  


A simple on-screen calculator is available for Decision Making and Quantitative Reasoning. The calculator looks similar to this:

The calculator is integrated into the practice materials and we strongly recommend you familiarise yourself with the functionality. 

  • To access the calculator, click on the icon at the top left of the screen.
  • The calculator can be operated by using the mouse or the number pad on the keyboard; ensure that 'Num Lock’ is on for the number pad to work.
  • You can close the calculator by clicking the X in the top right corner. The calculator will close when you navigate to another question.
  • To clear the calculator click the ON/C button.  
  • The Backspace key clears all the digits at once (equivalent to pressing the ON/C button).
  • There are no other buttons or keyboard shortcuts to delete one number at a time during calculations.

Important - the calculator opens in a separate window to the test screen. If you click off the calculator window back to the test screen (or use a keyboard shortcut, for example Alt + F to Flag for Review) the calculator will not function until you click back on it. 

If you require assistance with the calculator during your test please raise your hand to attract the invigilator.


Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts can be used to navigate through the test if you find this preferable to using the mouse.  

Wherever there is a letter underlined, the Alt key can be used with the underlined letter as a keyboard shortcut.  An example would be Alt + N = Next (as displayed below).

Keyboard shortcuts can also be used to select answers. An example would be striking the ‘B’ key to select answer response B. The mouse must be used to select a response in questions requiring you to drag and drop an answer.  

The shortcuts available at any time during the live test depend on which screen is currently being viewed. 

You can familiarise yourself with this, and other aspects of navigation, by using the practice materials available on our website.

Shortcuts in the practice materials
If the standard shortcuts do not work for you in the practice materials this may be because of the device, operating system or browser you are using. You are best advised not using shortcuts to navigate through the test.

Note taking

You may wish to take notes or do workings out during your test, particularly in Decision Making and Quantitative Reasoning.   

If you are sitting your test at a test centre, you will be given a laminated notebook (A4 in size) and a pen.

If you require an additional set, raise your hand and request one from the invigilator.  

The invigilator will have checked the pen is working before giving it out. Please check this before you start to avoid the need to seek assistance during testing.

The notebook is wet erase, so you will not be able to erase your notes during the test.

If you are not given a notebook and a pen, you should request them by raising your hand. Failure to do so will not be considered a mitigating circumstance. 

You can see an example of a laminated notebook in this video.

Flag for Review

If you are struggling with a question, you may want to flag the question in order to review it, if you have time remaining at the end of the subtest.

To flag a question, click the ‘Flag for Review’ icon at the top right of the screen. It will change colour to indicate the question has been flagged.

Questions you have flagged for review will then be highlighted on the Review Screen, as will any incomplete (unanswered) questions).

You will only see the Review Screen if you have reached the end of the subtest and still have time remaining.  From there you can use your remaining time to revisit any questions you may have flagged or left unanswered.


The Navigator function at the bottom right of the screen allows you to navigate to questions within a subtest.